Sonoma Wine Shop & La Bodega

2 Locations - Sonoma & Sebastopol

A wine bar and cheese shop?

Or a wine club with it's own full dining room. Both locations are unique, warm and cozy.

Over 4,500 people get their wines from our club, and enjoy our handmade pasta, local cheese selection, and fun events. Open to the Public 5 days a week.. 

Let us send you some great wines that are almost impossible to find anywhere else! 

Chanukah Dinner in Sebastopol - Time To Gather Together
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Chanukah Dinner in Sebastopol - Time To Gather Together

Festival of the Lights - Oil was burned by the Menorah lamp - symbolically represented here by Sufganiyot & Latkes! Yummy!

Meekk, Rick & our team have created an evening to celebrate the Festival of the Lights.  These are always a super fun evening.  Latkes, dreidel, sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and chocolate gelt are part of the family experience.

We'll share some fun Chanukah videos too!

Please call and reserve your family and friends seat at the table.

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Mama Loshn CD Release Party / Benefit to Jewish Community Free Clinic of Santa Rosa
Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Mama Loshn CD Release Party / Benefit to Jewish Community Free Clinic of Santa Rosa

Join Gale Kissin of Sebastopol for the Mama Loshn CD release party.  Her music is authentic, recreating the heartfelt music of the Old World.  This CD reflects her commitment to her heritage.  We have posted one video link below.

Drop in this Sunday to hear the warmth of music, share a glass with friends, and buy a CD to help those needing medical care.  All are welcome at the Jewish Community Free Clinic - doctors and nurses are all 100% volunteers.

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Christmas Eve Dinner - Time To Gather Together!
Dec
24
5:30 PM17:30

Christmas Eve Dinner - Time To Gather Together!

Christ in the Temple, by Heinrich Hofmann:

Lynda at our 2015 Christmas Dinner


We're creating a beautiful evening together in Sebastopol.

Rick has created a super Christmastime menu, shared family style for a true feast!

Come dine together, and share your presence - one's most valuable gift.

We start at 5:30 pm with antipasti table.

At 6:00pm, we'll bring out soup and salad.

Then we'll bring out loads of food to share.

Smoked Turkey, Tamales, Pork Roast, Roast Beef and tons of sides.

Then help yourself from our famous Dessert Extravaganza!

Coffee & Tea Included

It's a Feast!

Sparkling and Wine will be available from $6/glass.

Call soon to reserve your seat! 707-827-1832

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Thanksgiving Potluck
Nov
23
12:00 PM12:00

Thanksgiving Potluck

10th Annual Free Thanksgiving Potluck

Bring a Dish

No RSVP required - Community seating

Drop in Anytime

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The devastating fires last month are out, with so many affected directly or through family & friends.  So many lost homes - so many folks are interconnected. Last month, our community came together on so many levels to help each other survive.  Now, as we help each other recover, Thanksgiving marks a day to appreciate each other.

Every year, Meekk and Bryan open the Sebastopol dining room for friends, family and neighbors.   Some have few choices for this holiday - others want to share a few hours with us on their way to and from other gatherings.  We invite everyone to really reach out to the greater community, to show our mutual love and respect, and to join us for our annual community feast. 

As always, we provide smoked turkey & ham & vegan roast - everyone else brings any dish they wish to share.  The kitchen's 10 foot long table groans under the weight of these offerings.

Thanksgiving is a day for our staff to be with their families, and they will be taking a well deserved day off.  Volunteers are welcome to run the dishwasher, clear the tables and just generally fill in for our team.  

Please just come by, if only for a little while, to help us share a warm community celebration.


Yes wine will be available to purchase by the glass or bottle.

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Iraqi Feast
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Iraqi Feast

DINNER TICKETS ONLINE

In support of JCC Film Festival 2017 - we have created a wonderful Iraqi Feast.  Jewish history in Iraq is ancient. Jewish life and music and food was an important and special part of Iraq: 1/3rd of Baghdad was Jewish before WWI.

Part of our community dinner series celebrating culture, history and cuisine. 

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Rosh Hashanah Dinner in Sebastopol
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Rosh Hashanah Dinner in Sebastopol

Another in our series of community dinners - we celebrate all faiths in dozens of events each year.

This dinner celebrates the Jewish New Year 5778, Our classic feast has sold out each year and is a warm evening service led by Manus Monroe.  

In a truly ancient tradition, the shofar will be blown.

Here is this years menu.  

Please call 707-827-1832 to reserve your seat.

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Sonoma Wine Shop - Grand Reopening Celebration - On the Plaza Wine & Cheese
Sep
9
12:00 PM12:00

Sonoma Wine Shop - Grand Reopening Celebration - On the Plaza Wine & Cheese

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It's time for some fun!

Come by our Grand Reopening Party on Sonoma Plaza. We've created a super space for wine and cheese tastings in the 1891 Pinelli Building, with locally made gifts like olive oils, cork hand bags (made in SF). We hope to rotate local vendor through our new back gift room.  

We hope to share this space with our friends, members and the community in a convivial spirit.  We all have so much to appreciate in our lives.  

On Saturday Sept 9, come to our Sonoma location to pickup your wine, buy some wine, try some new wine and cheese.  We love our members and hope to see as many as possible.

Can't make it to our celebration? The Sonoma shop is open now Thursday-Monday 12 to 6 pm (or a little sooner or later), so please come now or after!

Per ABC, Sonoma is a wine bar and over 21. Our neighboring shops, ice cream shop and courtyard are all ages.

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Sebastopol Kitchen Staff Vacation
Aug
28
to Sep 16

Sebastopol Kitchen Staff Vacation

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Our intrepid Sebastopol chef Rick Vargas and our kitchen staff produce some of the finest dinners in Sonoma County.  Our past 8 years here they have helped create the largest local wine and dine club in Sonoma, Napa or basically anywhere in California - we have almost 1500 area members just for Sebastopol location.    


Good news is Polo, our main cook, will be on paternity leave.  Starting Monday August 28th, several of our kitchen staff are taking a few weeks summer vacation - time for their families (and new births!).  They deserve our thanks and this break.

While they are out, we will be reducing our Sebastopol hours, and limiting our menu during this time.  Sunday brunch in Sebastopol will still be served 10am to 2pm.  Sebastopol Thursday-Monday from 11-6pm for wine and cheese, and light fare like our Mediterranean plate.

 Our Sonoma Plaza shop will be open serving wine and cheese from noon to 6 pm, Thursday through Monday.

Questions? Just call and we'll let you know what's what!

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Scopus Vineyard Olive Oil Tasting - 2016 Harvest
Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Scopus Vineyard Olive Oil Tasting - 2016 Harvest

Olive Oil is one of the Mediterranean's true wonders.  This rich unctuous liquid has amazing health benefits, tastes great, and enhances many many fantastic dishes.  Just think what some freshly made egg pasta tastes drizzled with just a little fresh, extra virign olive oil & salt - simple yet succulent.

On Saturday August 26 (1-6pm) and Sunday August 27 (12-4pm), Susan Sasson will present olive oil from her Glen Ellen, CA orchard.  Grown just a few miles from our Plaza shop - Come have a taste!

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Sonoma Wine Shop is a wine bar and cheese and gift shop.  Ages 21+.

Our neighboring shops include all ages - ice cream, chocolate, and more.

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The Ghost Dance Book Launch Party
Jul
23
2:00 PM14:00

The Ghost Dance Book Launch Party

Meet Sebastopol author Michael Stuart Ani

Check out some amazing stories

Check out some amazing stories

Come celebrate with the author Sunday, July 23, from 2 to 4 pm.  Michael Stuart Ani's 'The Ghost Dance' spans a lifetime, revealing the Mazatec people of Oaxaca Mexico,  Desheto, the talking mushroom; the Yanamomi Tribe of the Amazon,  and this Untold History of the Americas.  

Michael lived many years in the Mazateca rain forest of Mexico, and later with the Yanaomami tribe in the Amazon.

Michael lived many years in the Mazateca rain forest of Mexico, and later with the Yanaomami tribe in the Amazon.

Centered around the mythology of Meso-America, the Ghost Dance suspends our normal senses, and delves into how native people commune with their ancestors.  Mexico's Day of the Dead is a modern celebration of this very ancient tradition.
A whole set of intriguing stories and phenomenal photographs can be found at Michael's new website and blog. Click the book or this link to experience just a bit more of Michael's psychotropic twinkle. 
To help celebrate Michael's book launch, our club is serving complementary sparkling wine and light appetizers.  Stay afterwards for dinner - we'll definitely have Peruvian Seafood stew on the menu

More of Michael's photographs can be seen on his website and blog. http://michaelstuartani.com

More of Michael's photographs can be seen on his website and blog. http://michaelstuartani.com

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Bastille Day Dinner
Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

Bastille Day Dinner

Come dine with Parisian trained chef Rick Vargas. This Friday, July 14.

Call 707-827-1832 to reserve your table.

Dozens of countries and hundreds of cities help the French celebrate Bastille Day. Here Prague sets off the fireworks in 2016.

Dozens of countries and hundreds of cities help the French celebrate Bastille Day. Here Prague sets off the fireworks in 2016.

Enjoy a fantastic meal this Friday at La Bodega. Parisian trained Chef Rick Vargas has prepared a superior meal. We are pairing with wonderful local wines honoring the French tradition. Meekk is preparing profiteroles to finish off your meal.

Members - just $65 all inclusive - wine, tax and service.

A special menu, wine pairing included, that would make anyone from France cry tears of joy.

A special menu, wine pairing included, that would make anyone from France cry tears of joy.

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Community Passover Seder in Sebastopol, CA - $35 members
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Community Passover Seder in Sebastopol, CA - $35 members

Another in  long line of Sebastopol community dinners at La Bodega

Manus Monroe has led our Seder for many years, always informative and entertaining.
Gale Kissin has a wonderful passion for traditional music and leads the music tonight.

A huge family style feast celebrates Passover, with many traditional delights.

Call soon to Reserve your seat - 707-827-1832

(On Monday April 10,  Traditional 1st Day of Passover,  we will serve this same menu, sans service)


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Traditional Passover Dinner - $35 members
Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

Traditional Passover Dinner - $35 members

We are serving all evening this wonderful traditional 1st Night of Passover meal.  Enjoy a quiet evening meal and share in the history and culture - ALL are Welcome.

Monday's dinner has seating from 5:30 pm til 9:00 pm.  Dining is family style -please pass the matzos.  Vegetarian and Vegans are very welcome!

(Friday April 14 dinner will also include Seder service led by Manus Monroe, and song led by Gail Kissin)


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Kid's Holiday Decoration - Gingerbread & Dreidel Cookies in Sonoma! Time To Gather Together
Dec
24
1:00 PM13:00

Kid's Holiday Decoration - Gingerbread & Dreidel Cookies in Sonoma! Time To Gather Together

We're inviting all our members to bring their kids, grandkids, and never-too-young-to-be-a-kid to Sonoma for a holiday afternoon treat.

This afternoon, everyone is invited to decorate gingerbread and dreidel sugar cookies.  This year's holiday of Chanukah officially starts on Christmas Eve.  What better time to share in each other's holiday with sugar & all natural food coloring!    

We've baked the cookies - just decorate and eat!

For inspiration - Check out what Etsy shops are baking by hand....

Beautiful cookies from KaysCakesAndDesserts

Beautiful cookies from KaysCakesAndDesserts

Ebrukitchen shares some love!

Ebrukitchen shares some love!

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Chanukah Dinner in Sebastopol - Time To Gather Together
Dec
23
5:00 PM17:00

Chanukah Dinner in Sebastopol - Time To Gather Together

Festival of the Lights - Oil was burned by the Menorah lamp - symbolically represented here by Sufganiyot & Latkes! Yummy!

Meekk, Rick & our team have created an evening to celebrate the Festival of the Lights.  These are always a super fun evening.  Latkes, dreidel, sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and chocolate gelt are part of the family experience.

We'll share some fun Chanukah videos too!

Yes, we've schedule Chanukah dinner slightly different this year to allow our various members to celebrate all the different holiday events. 

Besides its symbolic and you can eat more latkes this way anyway!)

Please call and reserve your family and friends seat at the table.

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Wine Pickup Party & Wine Sale this Saturday in Sonoma.
Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Wine Pickup Party & Wine Sale this Saturday in Sonoma.

 Time To Gather Together!

Sonoma Members & the Public - drop in this Saturday Dec 17 for one of our irregular Wine Pickup Parties. Meekk & Rick have created a fun afternoon - hosted by Vanessa, Sandra, Alfredo, Ana and Ken.    Drop in for some super appetizers, taste some awesome wines, and members save 20% off any wine purchased that day in Sonoma.  

Lots of wine, food, and a fun-loving crowd makes Sonoma Wine Shop into the warm, cozy spot on Sonoma Plaza!

Saturday Dec 17 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Appetizers & Wine Tasting

(3 free tastes max per person please)

Aged Humboldt Fog Pear tartlet-  Taste of Sparkling Wine

Organic Cauliflower Lasagna bites - Taste of Longboard Chardonnay or Tonti Zinfandel 

Mt Tam on crostini - Taste of Harvest View Optical Illusion

Free Appetizers - Glasses of wine sale just $7-$10

All Wine IN Stock 20% OFF for Members

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Any guesses the name of this famous vineyard in Sonoma Valley?

Here's your hint: We are pouring chardonnay from there this Saturday!

Tastes of Rick's lasagna echoing in their heads...

Well we won't really have strawberries, but its a nice thought!

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Winemaker's Dinner with Seebass Winery
Jul
22
6:30 PM18:30

Winemaker's Dinner with Seebass Winery

Our chef Rick Vargas has created a spectacular 6 course meal, and then paired it with Seebass Wines.  There is so much to appreciate and enjoy - using local organic eggs, wild mushrooms from California; imported French truffles; wild alaskan salmon. And there will be more with Rick's mixed grill, and finished with Meekk's famous dessert platter.

SWS Members pay just $60 for dinner and just $20 more for the wine pairing flight.  Public is invited too - $75 for dinner plus $30 for the wine pairing. (Tax and Tip is not included)

Scott Willoughby of Seebass will be joining us this evening, discussing his vineyards and their passion for great wine.  Scott is growing fantastic fruit in Mendocino and has teamed up with HDV winery in Napa (managed by Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti fame) . This combination produces fantastic wines year after year.  Together a truly balanced approach is found - California fruit with French deft touch in winemaking.

Call us to reserve your table at 707-827-1832

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Give 2 Hands 2 Nepal- Dual Fundraisers - Namaste!
Jun
28
2:00 PM14:00

Give 2 Hands 2 Nepal- Dual Fundraisers - Namaste!

Using 2 hands makes the work go faster. 2 hands pressed together means Namaste in Nepal.

Our good friends from Nepal are working hard AND joining hands together to help villagers back home.  Ang Sherpa, our Sonoma Team Leader, is organizing our fundraiser in Sonoma.  Chhiring Sherpa & Nima Sherpa of The Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen of St. Helena and the Himalayan Sherpa Club of Sonoma are helping with appetizers and volunteers.

Ang Sherpa - Sonoma Team Leader

Rajesh Moktan, owner of Himalayan Tandoori & Curry in Sebastopol, is supporting our club with wonderful food from his home country.  Dr. Lucia Cargill of AOMAA (American Overseas Medical Aid Association) is supporting Rajesh through their 501c3 Charity.


Your Hosts Meekk & Bryan own Sonoma Wine Shop & La Bodega in both Sonoma & Sebastopol

Local owners Meekk & Bryan support the efforts of the Nepalese to rebuild their country.


100% of all proceeds will go into these remote villages who desperately are recovering from massive earthquakes.  Over 1,000,000 people lost their homes and need our help now.   Sindhupalchowk is the area chosen by Rajesh - over 350,000 people normally live there in many small villages.  It was very hard hit and needs outside help. 

Khumbu is the Mt. Everest district supported by Ang Sherpa.  The several small villages are home to the Sherpa people, and a popular tourist region. Many villages were hit hard by the quake and are struggling to stabilize  before winter.


Buy your tickets at Eventbrite. Come to the event to enjoy traditional foods, sparkling wine and a great fundraiser . Help lend 2 hands!


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Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Shabbat Dinner

Come enjoy a Shabbat Dinner - sponsored by Beth Israel of Petaluma.

A warm comfortable meal, a short ceremony honoring a long tradition.  

Bring your family for a special evening together. $27.50 includes tax & tip

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Dec
24
4:00 PM16:00

Christmas Eve Dinner

A great fun family style event is planned.  please check back soon for the final menu!

Members - just $45 for this great Family styled meal.  We're setting up for a great feast to share with everyone !

Uncle Joe is coming - let's all sit around the table and make sure to pass him some mashed potatoes!  Rick is putting last minute touches on Christmas Eve's family menu - we can hint: antipasti, pumpkin soup, pomegranate salad. Just for starters!  Then ham, beef, sausage and more.  Vegan tamales, special vegan squash roulade. Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes ... and more.  Did we mention Meekk's desserts?  Ok, that's more than just a hint. The menu is posted below (subject to the whims of the chef) but, really folks, please call soon to reserve your room at the table, fill up the dinner club chairs and sit back. We'll fill up the tables with a feast. Served family style. Starting 4:00 pm on Wed Dec 24th.  (Yes we are open on a Wednesday!) 707-827-1832

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Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

Chanukah 2014 - Candlelit Dinner

On Friday, Dec 19th, we will have a warm, candlelit dinner starting at 6:30 pm.

We will be serving a fantastic 3 course meal, or chose from our ala carte menu.  A very short service will be led by Manus Monroe.  Call to reserve your spot at the table at 707-827-1832.

These community dinners are always warm, caring, sharing events.  All are welcome to share in the traditions and culture.

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Dec
9
to Dec 24

Holiday Sale Event Continues!

Beat the Rush and get some Juice!

Now going on! Members - pick up or call in any additional order for 20% off - get 25% off for 12 bottles, mix or match.  

Which wines? ANY WINES we have in stock!

Christmas at the Wine Shop

For Christmas, we love Big Cabernet or Zinfandel for a roast beef carving feast.  For turkey, we love Pinot Noir or Viognier or rich Chardonnay.

Chanukah at the Wine Club Dining Room

For Chanukah, we go crisp and fruity white like 200 case production Paso Robles Grenache Blanc for your latkes ($17 less 20% = just $13.60 a bottle).  

For New Years, we are stocked with the house awesome sparkling for just $9.60 a bottle with your discount!  We have an amazing, smokey deep red sparkling Zinfandel  for $23.20 with your member's discount.

Call us to discuss your order and we'll make up a nice box of juice for your family, friends and neighbors (they often call us to ask when we are shipping you more wine).  

Complimentary gift cards from artist Gus diZerega.

Club member special low cost shipping rates still apply - we pack ourselves and have special UPS rates so we are less than most wineries.   No sales tax out of state.  California members ask us for our special shipping offer.

Sebastopol's New Years Eve 2013 - what are your plans for 2014?

Please order well before the UPS cutoff of Dec 15th if you want wines before Christmas. Note there are no shipping guarantees.  If the weather gets too cold, we may need to hold orders until it is safe to ship. We can offer reasonable prices on 2 day air from our UPS contract - please ask and we'll quote.

*Small Print - Discount only applies to extra orders - not standing club orders.  No delivery times are guaranteed but we will do our best.  Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy New Year 2015, and yes its almost another whole year!

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Nov
27
11:00 AM11:00

Thanksgiving Potluck 2014

In Sebastopol - Our yearly member's free potluck is coming.  Thursday Nov 27 -Doors open at 11:00 - ending 9:00 pm (we hope!)

We provide turkey, ham and vegan roast.  Everyone brings the rest!

All of our staff has the day off, so its just Meekk and Bryan are opening the Sebastopol doors for members, friends, family and the community.  No RSVP needed. Please bring just about ANYTHING you would like to share - and ANYONE you wish to share it with.

Call Meekk at 707-827-1832 for any questions. But feel free to just come as you are with any dish you wish to share. 

This is the 10th year we've had our potluck - it started in Sonoma but moved to Sebastopol given the larger dining area (and awesome dishwasher!)  

We will sell bottles of wine and champagne for the thirsty.   Laurier sparkling will be poured.  $55 for our French Gonet-Medville Brut for the truly thirsty.  Lots of other wines available - a few by the glass but hey, sharing a bottle is more fun!  

Feel free to volunteer to help set out the food, clear the tables, run the dishwasher (please don't forget to heat up the water first!)

(And don't forget the wine sale starting on Friday.  We may take some pre-orders...)

See you all soon!

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